Succession planting — the practice of planting small quantities of a crop on a regular basis so that they can be harvested at regular intervals — is by far the most essential planting strategy for increasing garden production and maintaining a consistent supply of short-season … Read More
Colin McCrate is an experienced CSA farmer and, together with co-author Brad Halm, founder of The Seattle Urban Farm Company, a business that designs, builds, and maintains edible gardens. The work of McCrate and Halm has won gold and silver awards at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show and has been profiled in a wide range of media outlets, including GQ, Sunset, Newsweek, Outside magazine, Grist.org, Slate.com, and The Daily Candy. They co-authored High-Yield Vegetable Gardening, and teach community classes and urban farming workshops in Seattle.
Annual beds can be created to fit whatever space you have available. As the garden increases in size, you’ll have more opportunities to diversify your crop selection, extend your harvest season, and increase the overall volume of food grown on site. Even the most intensively … Read More